January 13th, 2005

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The Bill

Here's some info on Illinois' GLBT Human Rights law:

the bill

the conference report

Looks like sexual orientation got attached as an amendment to a bill that added "national origin" to the human rights act.

They included Transgender in the definition of "sexual orientation":
Sexual orientation. "Sexual orientation" means actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or gender-related identity, whether or not traditionally associated with the person's designated sex at birth. "Sexual orientation" does not include a physical or sexual attraction to a minor by an adult.
Here's the new list of protected classes:
Unlawful Discrimination. "Unlawful discrimination" means discrimination against a person because of his or her race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, handicap, military status, sexual orientation, or unfavorable discharge from military service as those terms are defined in this Section.
I wonder why the motorcycle thing isn't on there. Maybe that's a myth or I misunderstood the story.

I posted a quickie summary of all this stuff to the UC-IMC newswire.